What is GVTDrv?

GVTDrv.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if GVTDrv.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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GVTDrv.sys file information

The process known as GVTDrv belongs to software GVTDrv by GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD (

Description: GVTDrv.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The GVTDrv.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 23,524 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 23,040 bytes, 19,039 bytes, 24,944 bytes or 17,962 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The GVTDrv.sys file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. GVTDrv.sys is not a Windows core file. GVTDrv.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify GVTDrv.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as GVTDrv.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the GVTDrv.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

entwarnung, ist nach digit. signatur - unter eigenschaften - offenbar eine GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD Datei
Fresh Xp install the only software not microsoft on here is a system driver called FStarForce lol
might be related to Gigabyte graphics card driver
It's need by Giga-Byte's Easy Tune (6) software to over-clock/monitor the main-board. If it's not found or can't load the ET6SC.exe Taskbar applet won't load on startup. The ET6.exe utility cab still be run manually.
  Mark Ilsley  
Die Aussage das die Datei zu Easy Tune 6 gehört stimmt. Sie tauchte nämlich exakt mit der Installation von Easy Tune 6 auf.

Summary: Average user rating of GVTDrv.sys: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think GVTDrv.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade GVTDrv.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving GVTDrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GVTDrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the GVTDrv.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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